Who We Are

Founded in 1955, the Rare Fruit Council International, Inc. (RFCI) is a non-profit organization here to promote the development and use of tropical fruits in South Florida. 


Tropical Fruit






Whenever Possible

Upcoming Speakers & Events

March 20th, 2021 - Visit us at our booth (#65) at the Coral Gables Farmers Market. 8am until we run out. Merrick Park - 405 Biltmore Way, Coral Gables, FL, 33134

April 14, 2021 – In person meeting @ Fairchild in Garden House Jeff Wasielewski - Planting Tips and Tricks for Tropical Fruit Trees

April 17-18, 2021 – Visit our booth at Fairchild's Annual Plant Sale

May 12, 2021 – Dr. Vernon – How to Grow from Seeds

June 9, 2021 – Dr Peter Steele - Medicinal Plants: Your Neighborhood Farmacy.

July 14, 2021 – Chantelle Sookram “Preparation of Fruits and Vegetables”

July 24th and 25th, 2021 – Mango Days of Summer at Fairchild - We'll have a booth selling rare and tropical fruits and trees!

August 11, 2021 – John Coldwell “Beekeeping in South Florida” (Urban Beekeepers Aviary Supply & Management Co., Oakland Park, Florida)

September 8, 2021 – Sherri Blissett Clark – Bats

October 13, 2021 – Marsha Eisenberg – Tomatoes (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida)

February 9, 2022 – Michael Oria – Hemp: Seed to Sale

Best Recipes

Banana syrup in the steep stage
Finished syrup along side macerating strawberries
Banana Turmeric Shrub
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